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2011-01-05 15:36:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Restructure Council today outlined its recommendations for material, fundamental and lasting positive impacts on TxDOT's organizational effectiveness. Noting that TxDOT has already implemented changes improving its operations, the Council presented its final report during a special meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission. The Council's recommendations include: Changing TxDOT's...

2010-12-30 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Anthony I. Cochran, of Beaumont, Texas, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of government transportation. ABOUT ANTHONY I. COCHRAN Mr. Cochran has had more than 10 years of experience in the field of government transportation. He is currently serving as a Contract Specialist II for the Texas Department of Transportation. The Texas Department of...

2010-11-30 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched a series of mini telenovelas this month in an effort to extend the message to the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first U.S. state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format, which is very popular in the Spanish-speaking community. The telenovelas aired as thirty second and two minute spots...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) continues the "Know When to Pass" campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of game day drinking across the state with their "Know When to Pass" truck visits to football games across Texas. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101102/DA92542) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101102/DA92542) According to a 2007 study by the University of Texas, football game days are among...

2010-09-01 12:45:00

New methodology leads to increased accuracy of congestion data AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using more accurate technology, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) unveiled an updated list of Texas' 100 most congested roadway segments Wednesday. In developing the update, the state used actual traffic speed data to calculate delay, rather than estimations based on traffic volume used in the previous list. Parameters for roadway segment length were also adjusted...

2010-09-01 11:00:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX®, a leading provider of traffic information and driver services, announced today that the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) utilized INRIX traffic information in a study representing the most comprehensive analysis to date of the traffic congestion problems facing the state of Texas. The results of the 100 Most Congested Road Sections in Texas study were announced today by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)....

2010-08-24 10:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motorists across Texas are safer on today's highways for many reasons--more people wearing seat belts and public campaigns that discourage drinking and driving--but there's no doubt that safer highways have also contributed to the significant decline in fatalities across Texas. Last year, there were 388 fewer fatalities on Texas highways, an 11 percent decrease from the previous year. "This is great news for Texans, and evidence that the...

2010-05-31 10:00:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) will host their final Teen "Click It or Ticket" campaign event this Memorial Day at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington to encourage young Texas drivers to buckle up as they get ready to begin their summer holiday. As the school year comes to an end and the summer holiday approaches, more drivers will be out on the roads, making it especially important for all occupants of a vehicle, no matter their...

2010-03-16 17:54:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the next several weeks, Texans will have the opportunity to provide suggestions to improve the way their transportation system is planned. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is soliciting comment on revisions to department transportation planning and programming rules in Title 43 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 15. The request will be posted in the Texas Register on March 19. On July 30, 2009, the Texas...

2010-02-22 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) efforts to increase safety belt use among young drivers and passengers ages 16 - 20 have proven successful as 9.1 percent more teen drivers in the five-county targeted area are wearing safety belts since the "Click It or Ticket" teen campaign launch last year, according to findings from U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This February, law...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'